SUNY New Paltz Engineering Open House
The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the State University of New York – New Paltz (recognized as ‘one of the well-regarded public schools in the nation’ in a recent article in NY Times) held its first Open House of 2009 for students who have been accepted to the program. Tens of enthusiastic prospective students and their families attended the event with some traveling to New Paltz from locations as far as Long Island, NY.
The Open House was started by Dr. Jelski, Dean of School of Science and Engineering, who gave the welcoming remarks.
An information session was then held during which Dr. Vaziri, Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, presented details about both Electrical and Computer Engineering programs and the merits of studying at SUNY New Paltz.
The session continued by our current students describing to the audience their experience while attending SUNY – New Paltz and different opportunities for extracurricular activities.
A tour of the Engineering laboratories and computing facilities followed the presentation during which some of the current engineering students presented samples of their class projects.
The event ended at 12:00 noon when prospective students and their parents were joined by the faculty and current students to further discuss their academic and other related issues in an informal setting. Each prospective student received a SUNY – New Paltz Engineering Tee-shirt (courtesy of Mr. Steven Schaller, alumnus of the engineering department, and owner of the consulting company Advanced Electrical Technologies) and printed materials regarding both undergraduate programs.
The next Engineering Open House will be held on Saturday April 4, 2009. We strongly encourage the prospective students and their families who have not attended previous open houses, to join our faculty and current students for a comprehensive discussion on the details of our programs. The discussion will include but not limited to academic quality of our program, senior design projects, collaboration with the local industry, and potential job opportunities for our graduating students.